Is Fargo going modern? You betcha!
Fans of Noah Hawley's hit FX series should prepare for the show to look a lot different when it returns for its third season. "The third cycle will take place in 2010, not quite contemporary, but quite recent," FX boss John Landgraf revealed at the 2016 Winter TCA Press Tour on Saturday. Sadly, fans will have to wait until 2017 for the season to premiere.
In an interview with EW, Hawley teased a return to "contemporary times" and hinted that we could "potentially" see older versions of the characters from season one (or even two!) appear.
Landgraf expanded on that a bit, revealing, "As far as I know there's one [existing character]...that doesn't mean [Hawley] might not change his mind, or there might be more than one." (Landgraf, naturally, declined to reveal which character.)
As for whether or not we'll ever get answers about those season two UFOs, Landgraf said "random acts of God or unexplained extraordinary phenomenon" what Fargo is, adding, "our smallness in the face of the universe is part of what Fargo is all about."
So, no, probably not!
In other FX news...
Premiere Dates: The Americans' season four premiere date: March 16 at 10 p.m., while Archer returns for its seventh season on March 31 on FXX.
He's Back: Tracy Morgan is set to make his return to TV on FX following the actor's tragic accident, and Landgraf said the network is "joyful that Tracy has made a remarkable recovery." The Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock vet will executive produce and star in the new comedy pilot about a man readjusting to modern life after spending 15 years in prison, along with Key and Peele's Jordan Peele. (Prior to his accident, Morgan was set to star in and serve as an EP on a different show for FX.)